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The 10 Best British spas

The perfect places to have a relaxing soak

1. Spa at Blythswood Square, Glasgow


From £42, blythswoodsquare.com


Nine rooms, thermal suite with a range of pools and relaxation area. All treatments use Ila products.

2. Chewton Glen, New Forest

From £25, chewtonglen.com

Extravagance without a hint of pretentiousness. Particularly impressive hydrotherapy spa pool, outdoor whirlpool, aromatherapy saunas and treatment list.


3. Champneys, Hertfordshire

From £35, champneys.com

Traditional health spa, particularly good for lifestyle change and weight loss, with the best boot camp on the market. Has had a multi-million pound refit.


4. Sequoia at The Grove, Hertfordshire

From £40, thegrove.co.uk

Doesn't come cheap, but boasts exceptional facilities and well-delivered treatments, including the new Rose Ritual.


5. Chuan Spa at the Langham Hotel, London

From £70, chuanspa.com

Facilities are emphatically modern with a vitality pool, 16m swimming pool, herbal steam room, sauna and hot tub.


6. Espa Spa at the Corinthia Hotel, London

From £72, corinthia.com

Frankly stunning facilities which include a 9m pool, amphitheatre sauna, steam room, whirlpools galore and sleeping area.


7. Moddershall Oaks, Staffordshire

From £40, modershalloaks.com

What it lacks in rooms it more than makes up for in personal service and facilities.


8. Agua Spa at Sanderson, London

From £75, sandersonlondon.com

All diaphanous white curtains, high ceilings and comfy chaise longues in the chill-out zone.


9. Ragdale Hall, Leicestershire

From £25, ragdalehall.co.uk

Whether you want time away with pals, to lose some weight or just have a romantic getaway, this retreat will not disappoint.


10. Cowshed Spa at Babington House, Somerset

From £40, babingtonhouse.co.uk

Split into two: Cow Shed Active and Cow Shed Relax. One for energetic types; the latter to relax in.